The Constant Couple, or a Trip to the Jubilee; A Comedy

The Constant Couple, or a Trip to the Jubilee; A Comedy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ... l ll swim;----I wish to the lord I were at the ubilee now.' Lure. Cann t you think of any thing, sir? Clin. sen. Think! not I; I never could think to any purpose in my life. Lure. What do you want, sir? Enter Tom ExRAnn. Err. Madam, I am looking for Sir Harry Wildair; I saw him come in here this morning; and did imagine he might be here still, if he is not gone. Lure. A lucky hit! Here, friend, change clothes with this gentleman, quickly, strip. Clin. sm. Ay, ay, quickly, strip: I ll give you half a crown to hoot. Come here; so. T/zg change clatles. Lure. Now slip you 76 Clin. sm. down stairs, and 2 wait at the door till my husband be gone; and get you in there 721 the Porter. till l call you. ' Puts Errand tn t/ze next roan. Enter STANDARD. Oh, sir, are you come? I wonder, sir, how you have the confidence to approach me after so base a trick I Stand. Oh, madam, all your artifices won t avail. Lure. Nay, sir, your artifices won t avail. I thought, sir, that I gave you caution enough against troubling me with Sir Harry Wildair s company when I sent his letters back by you? yet you, forsooth, must tell him where I lodged, and expose me again to his impertinent courtship I Stand. I expose you to his courtship! Lure. I ll lay my life you ll deny it now. Come, come, sir; a pitiful lie is as scandalous to a red coat as an oath to a black. Did not Sir Harry himself tell me, that he found out by you where I lodged?" Stand. You re all lies; first, your heart is false; your eyes are double; one look belies another; and then your tongue does contradict them all--Madam, I see a little devil just now hammering out a lie in your pericranium. Lure. As I hope for mercy, he s...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236641396
  • 9781236641397